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About the IBPA Board of Directors

The fiscal year 2020 IBPA Board of Directors with IBPA legal advisor Jonathan Kirsch (seated left next to IBPA Board Chair Brooke Warner of She Writes Press) during their August 22-23, 2019 Board meeting in Redondo Beach, California.

IBPA is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors that regularly meet to discuss and plan the association’s business. Board members reflect IBPA’s varied membership and serve two- to four-year terms during which time they serve on committees that represent the best interests of the independent publishing association’s members.


Open to board members only.

Want to apply for the IBPA Board of Directors?

IBPA welcomes applications for the Board of Directors. The current cycle's application deadline (for terms starting July 1, 2021) is November 15, 2020. To apply, fill out this online application by November 15, 2020. A briefing memo for interested candidates is available here.

Officers of the Board

Names marked with an asterisk are also members of the IBPA Executive Committee. All Officers, except the Board Chair and CEO, are also members of the Board.

Karla Olson*
Patagonia Books
(IBPA Chair)
Richard Lena*
Brattle Publishing

(IBPA Treasurer)
Kathy Strahs*
Burnt Cheese Press

(IBPA Secretary)

At-large members of the Board

Names marked with an asterisk are also members of the IBPA Executive Committee.

Rob Broder
Maggie Langrick
CEO & Publisher
LifeTree Media Ltd
Kristina Radke
VP of Business Growth & Engagement
Victoria Sutherland
Tie Davis
Karen Pavlicin*
Lindy Ryan
Peter Trimarco
Co-Founder & Publisher
Notable Kids Publishing
Seth Dellon*
Director of Strategic Development
Publishers Weekly
Kelly Peterson
Director of Digital Strategy
Independent Publishers Group (IPG)
Rudy Shur

Previous Board Chairs
Brooke Warner
She Writes Press

Chair (2018-2020)
Deltina Hay
Dalton Publishing

Chair (2011-2013)
Robert Price
Founder & President
Gatekeeper Press

Chair (2017-2018)
Stephen Mettee
Quill Driver Books

Chair (2011-2013)
Peter Goodman
Founder & President
Stone Bridge Press

Chair (2015-2017)
Carlene Sippola
Whole Person Associates

Chair (2009-2011)
  • Florrie Binford Kichler, Patria Press: Chair (2006-2009)
  • Kent Sturgis, Epicenter Press: Chair (2004-2006)
  • Donald Tubesing, Pfeifer-Hamilton: Chair (2002-2004)
  • Linda Ligon, Interweave Press: Chair (2000-2002)
  • Nicholas S. Weir-Williams, Continuum International: Chair (1998-2000)
  • Curt Matthews, Chicago Review Press: Chair (1996-1998)
  • Jerry Marino, The Marino Group: Chair (1994-1996)
  • Leigh Cohn, Gürze Books: Chair (1992-1994)
  • Robert (Bob) Erdmann, Columbine Communications: Chair (1990 – 1992)
  • Howard Fisher, Fisher Books: Chair (1989-1990)
  • Gary Moselle, Craftsman Book Company: Chair (1988-1989)
  • Robert Alberti, Ph.D., Impact Publishers: Chair (1986-1988)
  • Richard E. Bye: Board Chair (1983-1986)

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